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Black History Month: Celebrating Unity Destroying Divide

Originally started as Negro History Week in 1926 by Carter Godwin Woodson, Black History Month evolved as a means to celebrate the many contributions African Americans have made to their communities and the greater good of society as a whole. 1976 would mark the time when the celebration as mainstream would come to know it would obtain it'​s tradition of being celebrated each year in the month of February. This was done to commemorate the life of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and Emancipation Proclamation writer Abraham Lincoln who were both born during the month of love. So with such great history behind the tradition, why has it adorned a reputation of creating divide among it'​s opposers? What is it'​s relevance to those proponents who believe in it'​s significance? Is it as releveant today as it has been in the past? Why or why not? What about the decision to celebrate during...
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5 Random Facts About Envy Red Guaranteed to Tickle Your 5 Senses

To me this journey is about more than selling books. It is about getting intimate with my fans and colleagues and letting the real me shine through. I don't want you to just love my work, I want to share my world with you. From time to time I see postings from some of my favorites with fun facts about themselves and it has always been enjoyable for me. Therefore, I though I'd give you that with a twist. We are all blessed with five senses. When each comes to mind there is something that connects me to it. A bit of randomness for you to enjoy. Here it goes: 1.) SIGHT:  I love landscape and scenery more than anything when experiencing new places. From the mountains to the sea to the most minute creature I absolutely love taking it in! 2.) HEARING: Birds chirping early in the morning and...
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Book Fairs & Festivals: Here to Stay?

Kindle, Nook, and iPad's have changed the way books are brought to fans. In fact, the list of eReaders goes on and on as the eBook craze has swept the nation! With the touch of a button and often times a large fraction of the cost, one can download books from their favorite authors without stepping foot in a store. With small independent stores and large retailers like Borders closing it's doors, one is left to wonder what the future holds for the industry? As a new author, I have participated in book fairs and festivals with some showing a large turnout while authors struggle to bring the author out of the red associated with participation. Although I have not been privy to the changes in the industry on a grand scale, one thing I know for sure is that change is occurring at a rapid pace. It is up...
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A woman shares her shocking story to the world

Paper Back - Author Aleja Bennett Aleja Bennett has a shocking story for the nation to hear. She was born in East Elmhurst Queens New York by her unknown biological mother. At the age of six months old she and her unknown siblings were abandoned and left alone. She survived pnemonia at the age of six months old as well. In 1976 she was raised in East New York Brooklyn by her church attending adopted parents who physically-verbally and mentally abused her from the age of three until she was nineteen years of age. The still serve as a deacon and deaconess in the church. Alcohol became an escape for her while she associated with people-men that added to her abuse. At the age of twenty five while walking into her first A.A. meeting, she wrote her first poem titled Being Alive. From there she wrote eight titles, Only the...
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